Four Ski Towns With an Unforgettable Aprés-Ski Scene
Just because spring skiing is almost over doesn’t mean that you still can’t hit the slopes, and you know what that means – aprés-ski season is far from over!
If you’re planning on heading to the mountain to close out the ski and board season, what better way to unwind after a long day on the slopes than by having fun nearby with the help of some locals and snow lovers alike. America is home to some of the finest aprés-ski towns on the planet and it’s time for you to take advantage!
Here’s a look at our top options according to skiing enthusiasts.
Let’s start with one of the most expansive and fun-filled, aprés-ski towns in the U.S. right now – and an underrated one at that.
Killington is also referred to as the “Beast of the East” and for good reason. It starts with the unbelievable 1,200-acre resort and ends with unrelenting parties that go deep into the night because of the nearby university.
Students tend to come down to the mountains and have the time of their life as the sun sets. It can be quite the scene and it is one of the reasons Killington has become such a popular option for skiing enthusiasts.
You’re able to pop over to Wobbly Barn or the Pickle Barrel, which are the top bars in the area and tend to fill up quickly with skiers and locals alike. With the Pickle Barrel, you’re looking at a massive location that has a stage, multiple levels, and an abundance of space to work with while you party the night away. Some love to go over to Casey’s Caboose for a good ol’ round of buffalo wings, too.
Park City, UT
If you have been to or heard of Park City, you know that it is the quintessential ski town. With a variety of mountains including Park City, Deer Valley, and Alta all within a few miles of one another, and expert terrain at Snowbird just a few hours away, it comes as little surprise that this comes in at number two on our list.
As Main Street is bustling with aprés-skiers around after a day on the slopes, you’ll be sure to find everything you’re looking for here: great music, stiff drinks, and savory food.
To start our list on Main Street is No Name Saloon. Right in the center of town, this bar is known for being a favorite among both tourists and locals. If you catch Park City on an unseasonably warm or spring skiing day, be sure to check out the roof deck at No Name for mountain views with your bloody mary and BBQ wings. If you music is a must for your aprés adventures, look no further than Rock & Reilly’s, another Main Street staple.
If skiing straight into the bar is more your scene, head straight to High West Distillery. Conveniently located next to the Town Lift, High West Distillery is the only ski up bar in the world. Since this was the first legal distillery post-prohibition, be sure to check a whiskey and rye off your list here.
Rest assured, no matter where you end up in Park City, you are bound to have the aprés-ski of a lifetime!
Aspen has to be on the list because it’s one of the top aprés-ski towns on the planet.
This is a location that’s home to luxury, quality, and everything in-between. If you are someone that wants to mingle with celebrities, X-games stars, and other famous people, then you’re going to have the time of your life in this notorious ski town.
As you walk around, you’re going to noticed how packed it is with bars, restaurants, and various other locations catered to your needs. The options are aplenty and that’s why people love rushing over to Aspen as soon as possible.
While you’re going to be paying a premium to spend time in Aspen, it’s well worth it according to those who do come to visit on an annual basis. Some never want to leave!
Tahoe South, CA/NV
Ever wondered what it would feel like if a ski town became like Vegas? Well, you don’t have to wonder any longer!
Tahoe South is all of that and more, which is why it makes this list without a lot of trouble. Tahoe South is wonderful because it’s known for its big casinos, bars, and restaurants that are sprawled across the area. You’re able to enjoy over 4,800 acres of skiable terrain and that’s something most people want to lap up as soon as they arrive. Along with the terrain, you’re also going to fall in love with the wide array of lounges.
If you’re thinking about going to sleep then that’s not happening in Tahoe South. You will be too busy having the time of your life instead!
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and plan that last minute ski trip before the 2018 season is over. We’ll have your drink ready at the bar.